Historic Richmond Foundation
|Tax ID No.||54-6026404|
|Founder(s)||Elisabeth Scott Bocock, Louise Catterall, Mary Wingfield Scott, Dr. Wyndham B. Blanton, and others|
|Key people||Mary Jane Massad Hogue, Executive Director; Steven R. Williams, President|
|Area served||Richmond, Virginia|
|Product(s)||Historic Preservation in Richmond, VA|
|Mission||To preserve, promote, and protect the historic buildings and places of Richmond for the economic benefit and cultural enrichment of our city.|
Historic Richmond Foundation was founded in 1956 by Elisabeth Scott Bocock, Louise Catterall, Mary Wingfield Scott, Dr. Wyndham B. Blanton, and others in order to save the Church Hill area surrounding St. John's Church. The mission of Historic Richmond Foundation is to "preserve, promote, and protect the historic buildings and places of Richmond for the economic benefit and cultural enrichment of our city".
Through the years, it has saved numerous buildings in Richmond through the application of its revolving fund, including: the Adam Craig House in Shockoe Bottom, the Church Hill neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia that surrounds St. John's Church, the Ellen Glasgow House, the National Theater, the Elmira Shelton House, Old City Hall and Monumental Church. In addition, it has championed the preservation of numerous Richmond neighborhoods including Union Hill, the Fan District, Springhill, Oregon Hill, Monument Avenue and Windsor Farms. In 2005, it merged with the William Byrd Branch of Preservation Virginia (formerly known as the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities). It remains a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit, though it maintains an affiliation with Preservation Virginia through joint memberships and other cooperative programs.
Historic Richmond's Executive Director is Mary Jane Massad Hogue. In 2000, the organization moved to the William C. Allen Double House (1836) at 4-6 East Main Street, where it maintains its headquarters today.
- Richmond Times Dispatch, Elisabeth Scott Bocock Obituary, Article date December 12, 1985
- Historic Richmond Foundation, Mission and History Page
- Hitz, Mary Buford. Never Ask Permission: Elizabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond, p. 57
- Historic Richmond – official website
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